Stop. Make a Change - Mates In Mind

This year, the Stop. Make a Change campaign returned. The event has run over the last two weeks (16th-27th April) and once again asked teams across the country to stand down from regular work to make time to think, discuss and plan for better health and safety performance.

​For 2018, the focus is on mental health, as well as plant safety.

Construction mental health charity Mates in Mind ( provided a 'Manage the Conversation' training course on 24th April at the CECA headquarters in Westminster.

Steve Hails, chair of Mates in Mind said:

"In workplaces across the UK, managers and supervisors are increasingly being approached by workers who are suffering with poor mental health. For many managers, this is a challenging prospect and they may be nervous about how to handle such a conversation. We are proud to support Stop. Make a Change, and to work with CECA to offer training for managers to be more confident in these situations".

MPG took part in this excellent course and all trained managers now wear distinctive stickers on their Safety Helmets offering anyone on site the opportunity to take time out to share their concerns.